Chris Evans Is Officially Captain America

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Nobody at Marvel or CAA, the agency that reps the Evans, had anything to say about the matter at this time, but THR says that negotiations have moved along quickly.  The deal is for up to three Captain America movies, The Avengers series of films, and any other movies that Captain America may show up in.  If Chris Evans is more memorable as Captain America than he was as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (meaning even slightly) then he is pretty much set for life.

The First Avenger: Captain America will be directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Jumanji) and in addition to Evans, will star Hugo Weaving (The Wolfman, The Matrix) as the Red Skull, Captain America’s nemesis.  The movie is set for a July 22, 2011 release date.